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Visa, Branch collaborate to expand financial access across Sub-Saharan Africa

Visa partners Vivo Energy to enhance digital payments across 15 African markets

November 27, 2018 • East Africa, Mining & Energy, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Visa partners Vivo Energy to enhance digital payments across 15 African markets

Visa, payments technology company and Vivo Energy, the company that markets and distributes Shell-branded fuels and lubricants in Africa, have announced a Pan African agreement to provide digital payment services to consumers across 15 African countries. The partnership is geared towards growing digital commerce and will offer more Visa acceptance points in...

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ALL G software-enabled Open network solution to bridge digital divide in Africa

ALL G software-enabled Open network solution to bridge digital divide in Africa

November 9, 2018 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on ALL G software-enabled Open network solution to bridge digital divide in Africa

Parallel Wireless has launched an ALL G software-enabled Open network solution aimed at helping global mobile network operators (MNOs) ‘connect the unconnected’. The solution has been welcomed across the African continent with several deployments and...

Microsoft and the CPGR unveil medical research and healthcare platform

Microsoft and the CPGR unveil medical research and healthcare platform

October 31, 2018 • East Africa, Healthcare, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Microsoft and the CPGR unveil medical research and healthcare platform

Microsoft, through its 4Afrika initiative, and the Centre for Proteomic & Genomic Research (CPGR) have embarked on a joint project bringing together the intelligent cloud and genomics research to create a scalable, cost-effective technology platform to...

Renewable energy will play a pivotal role in Africa

Renewable energy will play a pivotal role in changing Africa’s energy crisis

October 30, 2018 • East Africa, Mining & Energy, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Renewable energy will play a pivotal role in changing Africa’s energy crisis

Renewable energy can play a pivotal role in bringing power to people whether in rural or remote areas. It has the potential to assist many African countries and citizens to have access to power which is essential for the reduction of poverty as well as to...

Cellcom selects Parallel Wireless for network expansion

Vodacom Business expands its fixed connectivity network in Africa

October 29, 2018 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Vodacom Business expands its fixed connectivity network in Africa

Vodacom, a subsidiary of Vodafone Group, has added 19 new countries to its already extensive 28 markets footprint, in so doing increasing its overall coverage to 47 countries across Africa. Through its strategic partnerships, Vodacom Business, the leading...

How artificial intelligence is starting to impact on your everyday life

Could Johannesburg be the AI Hub Africa needs?

October 29, 2018 • East Africa, General, North Africa, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Could Johannesburg be the AI Hub Africa needs?

When one thinks of artificial intelligence (AI), major corporations working out of leading tech hubs like Silicon Valley and – with a growing presence – London come to mind. Africa, on the other hand, hasn’t yet taken a seat at the...

WorldRemit set to boost Ethiopia's remittance income

WorldRemit launches online bank transfers to nine African countries

October 18, 2018 • East Africa, Finance, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on WorldRemit launches online bank transfers to nine African countries

Digital money transfer service, WorldRemit continues its rapid expansion in Africa, launching low-cost bank transfers to nine new countries across the region. Nearly 3 million migrants living in over 50 countries can now send money directly from their phones...

New Pan-African Data Centre Association launched in Morocco

New Pan-African Data Centre Association launched in Morocco

October 14, 2018 • Cloud Computing, North AfricaComments Off on New Pan-African Data Centre Association launched in Morocco

The Africa Data Centre Association (ADCA), a non-profit, Pan-African professional association, which will foster the development of the data centre industry in Africa, launched at BroadGroup’s inaugural Datacloud Africa Leadership Summit held in...

Threat actor Muddy Water extends attacks towards government in Africa

Threat actor Muddy Water extends attacks towards government in Africa

October 12, 2018 • East Africa, North Africa, Security, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Threat actor Muddy Water extends attacks towards government in Africa

Kaspersky Lab researchers monitoring the activity of Muddy Water, an advanced threat actor first seen targeting Iraq and Saudi Arabia in 2017, have uncovered a massive operation focused on government entities and more in Africa, Jordan, Turkey, Azerbaijan,...

Remittance income will drive economic growth for Africa

Remittance income will drive economic growth for Africa

September 21, 2018 • East Africa, Finance, North Africa, Southern AfricaComments Off on Remittance income will drive economic growth for Africa

Despite an economic slowdown, most African countries are reported to have a positive economic outlook. This is according to ICAEW’s (the institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales) latest report. The report, commissioned by ICAEW and...

Tomorrow's intelligent enterprise will be built on interconnected systems

Accenture opens entries for the Open Innovation Africa Lead

September 11, 2018 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Startups, West AfricaComments Off on Accenture opens entries for the Open Innovation Africa Lead

Accenture is on the hunt to find Africa’s top tech start-up superstars – the digital pioneers solving critical challenges with technology across the continent. It’s a search for Africa’s big thinkers and big doers – visionaries who...

Ecobank set for long-term sustainable growth

Ecobank announces winners of 2018 Fintech Challenge

September 10, 2018 • East Africa, North Africa, Startups, West AfricaComments Off on Ecobank announces winners of 2018 Fintech Challenge

Winners of the 2018 Ecobank Fintech Challenge were announced at a ceremony held at Ecobank’s headquarters in Lome, Togo. All 11 finalists were officially inducted into the Ecobank Fintech Fellowship programme to explore commercial partnerships with the...

Deadline To Submit AppsAfrica Awards Entries

Deadline To Submit AppsAfrica Awards Entries

September 3, 2018 • East Africa, Events, North Africa, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Deadline To Submit AppsAfrica Awards Entries

Leading tech ventures across Africa have until Friday, September 14th to submit entries for the fourth annual AppsAfrica Innovation Awards. The Awards celebrate the best in mobile and tech from across Africa, showcasing the continent’s most innovative...

The African revolution has arrived

September 3, 2018 • East Africa, Finance, North Africa, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on The African revolution has arrived

FinTech is opening financial inclusion doors for consumers in Africa that were previously unimaginable, and innovative fintechs such as MyBucks are smashing down previous barriers to investment on the continent. Through cutting-edge technology such as...

Malicious crypto-mining increased by over 83 percent in 2018

AppleJeus: Lazarus group hunts cryptocurrency exchanges using macOS malware

August 26, 2018 • North Africa, SecurityComments Off on AppleJeus: Lazarus group hunts cryptocurrency exchanges using macOS malware

Researchers in Kaspersky Lab’s Global Research and Analysis Team (GReAT) have discovered AppleJeus – a new malicious operation by the infamous Lazarus group. The attackers penetrated the network of a cryptocurrency exchange in Asia using Trojanized...

Why ‘Chat Banking’ is the future of financial services in Africa

Why ‘Chat Banking’ is the future of financial services in Africa

August 20, 2018 • East Africa, Finance, North Africa, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Why ‘Chat Banking’ is the future of financial services in Africa

Numerous reports indicate that messaging has overtaken social media in popularity, with the combined users of the top four chat apps outnumbering the combined users of the top four social networks. WhatsApp alone reports that users send 65 billion messages...